Pin It Crippen Creek Chronicles: A Perfect Storm Part 1

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

A Perfect Storm Part 1

Torrential rains, several feet of melting snow in the Willapa Hills, and high tides have converged to create a storm of apocalyptic proportions here in SW Washington. Wahkiakakum County has been declared a disaster area. Almost four inches of rain has fallen here in the last 24 hours and they say we have not seen the worst of it yet. So far our house is high and dry but it's looking kind of dicey on the west side of the house.

Although many of the county roads are impassable due to high water a few angels appeared to check on us and brought us some sandbags just in case. I never cease to be amazed by the kindness of the people who live in Wahkiakum County.

A Band of Angels

We like waterfront property, but not this much.

Sleep will not come easily tonight as we wait and wonder how much worse this storm will get. But in this moment we are well and hope the same for all of you. We'll be in touch soon..."God willing and the creek don't rise." By the way, that saying really has nothing to do with creeks.


Krist Novoselic said...

Glad you're OK - somewhat. Grays River is getting hit hard. Deep River is OK. How is the Skamokawa Grange Hall? Here's a link to some photos of our Hall. The water got higher after the photos were taken.

d2 said...

Yikes! Looks almost as big as the Rogue in my front yard. And it's such a helpless feeling, watching the river rise....and run....
Thanks for the pictures; I'll keep my eye on you (and your weather!!)

kitchenmage said...

I HATE being away from our place in this! *nervous* Krist's photos were interesting, yours are...well, I'm glad you have a little rise between Crippen Lake and your house. (Nice angels, too!)

Anonymous said...

Kitty & Don, Yikes! You'll be in our thoughts and prayers over the next weeks. Keep those updates coming.

Meg DesCamp, Kevin Renner

Maria P. in Portland said...

We were just thinking about you and hoping that your home, property, animals and your selves are all safe. Yikes, it looks scary. I'm offering up prayers for you and if you need ANY help at all (sandbagging or whatever) please call me and Matt, we'll be there to lend a hand.
Hugs, Maria & Matt